Popcorn Granola

Popcorn Granola

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 cups uncooked oats (quick or old fashioned)
  • 2 cups wheat germ
  • 2 cups medium-ground popped popcorn (about 3 1/2 cups before its ground)
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, blend together peanut butter, canola oil, vanilla, honey, brown sugar and salt. Set aside.

In a large (at least 4-inch deep) baking pan, mix together oats, wheat germ, ground popcorn, sesame seeds and coconut. Add peanut-butter mixture to this. Stir all to coat. With a spatula, press down on mixture to make sure the ingredients lay fairly even in the pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes. Let cool, before serving or storing.

This stores well for weeks in an air-tight container.

Makes slightly over 2 quarts.

Popcorn for breakfast? It works for our family. And that's no poppycock.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Britney for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Popcorn Granola?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From IMakeMyOwn

Early American settlers supposedly ate popcorn for breakfast with sugar and milk or cream, so why not?

Comment submitted: 5/27/2018 (#20575)

From Homemade Mama
Rating (out of 5):  

I found this recipe to be a little 'seedy' for me, but it definitely tastes good. I felt that it filled me up much better than a lot of store-bought varieties. I made this to try to start saving money but my kids ate 3 bowls each so I guess this is a done deal anyway.

Comment submitted: 6/26/2015 (#19460)

From Great Snack
Rating (out of 5):  

This was great. Had it for a snack. Have some left over and will try it breakfast soon. Great snack though.

Comment submitted: 6/11/2008 (#5504)

From Popcornless
Rating (out of 5):  

Leave out popcorn. Doesn't seem to bake well.

Comment submitted: 3/27/2007 (#1969)

From PopCorn4Breakfast?
Rating (out of 5):  

POPCORN CEREAL??? What's up with that man?!?!? Besides the fact popcorn ISN'T for eating at cereal times - only when it healthy - It was pretty good.

Comment submitted: 3/1/2007 (#1689)

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